Do you experience severe tooth pain when chewing or biting down? Has your tooth become very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? If so, the dental pulp in the center of the tooth may be infected or injured. In these cases, our team may recommend root canal therapy (endodontic treatment) to restore the health of the tooth and alleviate your painful symptoms. We will make certain that your root canal is as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to contact the nearest Smiles Dental office today to learn more!

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Commonly called a root canal, root canal therapy is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled team will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Gentle, Stress-Free Root Canals

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our Dentist, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. We offer root canal therapy at all of our Washington and Oregon locations. We welcome you to contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our team is committed to restoring your smile’s health!